Forced Marriage and the Exoticization of Gendered Harms in United States Asylum Law

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Show simple item record Millbank, J Dauvergne, C 2012-02-23T00:37:51Z 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Columbia Journal of Gender and the Law, 2010, 19 (4), pp. 898 - 964
dc.identifier.issn 1062-6220
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract This article reports on our analysis of 120 refugee cases from Australia, Canada, and Britain where an actual or threatened forced marriage was part of the claim for protection. We found that forced marriage was rarely considered by refugee decision makers to be a harm in and of itself. This finding contributes to understanding how gender and sexuality are analysed within refugee law, because the harm of forced marriage is experienced differently by lesbians, gay men and heterosexual women. We contrast our findings in the refugee case law with domestic initiatives in Europe aimed at protecting nationals from forced marriages both within Europe and elsewhere. We pay particular attention to British initiatives because they are in many ways the most far-reaching and innovative, and thus the contrast with the response of British refugee law is all the more stark.
dc.publisher Columbia University
dc.title Forced Marriage and the Exoticization of Gendered Harms in United States Asylum Law
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Columbia Journal of Gender and the Law
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 19
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation New York en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 898 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 964 en_US LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1801 Law
dc.personcode 101296
dc.percentage 100 en_US Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords refugee law, asylum, gender, forced marriage, persecution, human rights en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Law
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Law Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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